Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Today's Trump Tidbit: Purple Hearts and 9/11


As always, it's like a full time job trying to keep up with the many tremendous things Glorious Leader says and does on any given day. Here's a sample of what he's said this week (and keep in mind it's only Tuesday!)

This past weekend Trump took time out from his busy golfing schedule to visit the Walter Reed National Medical Center. The purpose of his visit was to award the Purple Heart to Army Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos, who was severely wounded in Afghanistan's Helmland province.

"When I heard about this, I wanted to do it myself," said Glorious Leader. He then pinned the Purple Heart medal on Barrientos' lapel, and blurted, "Congratulations! Tremendous!"

Jesus wept.

Does Donald Trump understand what the Purple Heart is, and why it's awarded?

Note that Barrientos' injuries resulted in the loss of his right leg above the knee. I don't think "Congratulations!" is the appropriate felicitation in such a case.

You probably think I'm nitpicking here, or trying too hard to find fault with our president. I don't think so in this case. Jesus Christ, even a child knows you don't congratulate a soldier when he's wounded. You tell him, "Thank you for your bravery and service," or "Your country salutes you for your sacrifice." His remark was insensitive and uninformed, and only served to highlight his vast ignorance. It's no different than if he told a newly widowed wife, "Way to go!"

This isn't the first time Trumpy's stuck his foot in his mouth regarding the Purple Heart. After Trump won the Republican nomination last year, a veteran took to the stage and gave him his own Purple Heart medal (for some unfathomable reason). Astonishingly, Trump actually accepted the medal and said, "I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier!"

What. The. Hell.

Oh, but we're not done! In an interview with the Associated Press on Sunday, Trump boasted about the allegedly sky-high ratings generated by his recent appearance on Face The Nation. Said Trump:
“It's the highest for Face the Nation or as I call it, 'Deface the Nation.' It's the highest for 'Deface the Nation' since the World Trade Center— since the World Trade Center came down.”
Yep. He really went there. The orange-hued Leader Of The Free World is so obsessed with image and popularity that he just equated his ratings in a meaningless interview with one of the darkest days in American history. 

Stay classy, Glorious Leader!

1 comment:

  1. He is wholly ignorant but in the mistaken belief that he knows everything. He is used to having yes men around him so never gets corrected or learns

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